Cricket NewsFor the upcoming season of Big Bash League, Steve Smith is back...

    For the upcoming season of Big Bash League, Steve Smith is back with the Sydney Sixers.


    Steve Smith, an Australian batting prodigy and former captain of the Sydney Sixers, rejoins the team for the 12th Big Bash League season. In the BBL’s first season, Smith had guided the Sydney-based team to their first championship in 2011. For the famous domestic competition’s upcoming season, he has been signed as a replacement player.

    As a bowling all-rounder who debuted on the scene in 2011, Steve Smith had remarkable success with Sydney Sixers, inspiring the team to victory in Brad Haddin’s absence. Moises Henriques, the current Sixers captain, and Smith’s countryman welcomed the batting legend with wide arms and expressed expectations for a protracted relationship with the group. “Steve Smith is a Sixer. He has been part of this club from the start, and he will be part of this club for as long as he wants to be. He has always known that the door is open to him playing with us again and we are really excited that our fans will get to see him in four matches in the latter half of the season, including two at the SCG. He’s focused on the Test summer right now but once that is over, we will welcome him back with open arms,” Henriques said on Monday.

    In Pat Cummins’ absence, the Australian batting star recently guided the national team to a convincing Test series victory against the West Indies. Smith is currently focused on the group’s upcoming task against the Proteas and is trying to carry on his successful streak in the game’s longest format. “South Africa is probably the one team that has bowled well to me. My record isn’t quite as good against them as some of the others. Some of the bowlers I will come up against I have come up against previously. I am really looking forward to the series like everyone else. Hopefully, I can get into a nice groove and contribute and score some runs. Focus can now completely go to South Africa and I can’t wait,” said Smith as quoted by Cricbuzz.


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